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PreK-Grade 12 International Day and Boarding School in Kobe, Japan | Since 1913

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Aogiri Tree Update

You may recall in March, we shared the following:

"Our Grade 9 is currently creating its Pikadon (Pika being the flash, and don being the bang of an atomic bomb) peace exhibition, an interdisciplinary unit between English and Humanities. Our students have studied nuclear weapons, specifically, the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The students will be demonstrating their personal understanding and perspective through a variety of ways over the next few weeks. For example, a group of students planted an aogiri tree which grew from a seed of a tree that survived the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. This seed was given to them by the city of Hiroshima. This seedling was planted in front of the cafeteria on March 11, with plans to have a ceremony after the spring break."

The students would like to share that the Aogiri nisei (2nd generation) tree in front of the cafeteria that we planted in March is slowly growing and has already produced a few leaves. 

Recently, the Grade 9s visited Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park and were able to see the mother Aogiri tree (1st generation), which is where the seed of our tree came from. We will keep on watering our tree so it can grow like its mother!